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Well, my name is Leighann (pronounced: Lay-ann) and I was born in a town named Paisley in Scotland. As a child I was always writing stories, most of which were dominated by grammar mistakes - I was never good at it until I taught myself; my English teacher wasn't very encouraging. I mostly wrote poetry but I do also write novels; fantasy mostly but I have written one drama, not my forte, actually. During my high school career I was well known for my writing of poetry and I was published twice during; first at age 15 and then at age 17 (my mother was very proud, actually the talent comes from her, she, too, is a published poet). However, I have been published in a range of anthologies since then. Some of the poetry I have posted on here is from my teenage years but most are new. I am hoping to self publish my first anthology titled: Eternal Light, very soon regardless of how short I hope everyone who buys it will find at least one poem that they find captivating.
I am a person with a strange combination of hobbies; I love sports such as rugby, swimming, and another two which I actually do: Archery and Taekwondo, I have done those sports since I was 19. I adore reading but I do tend to stick with what I like: mythology, geological textbooks, Biology, Ecology, art, particularly Chinese and Japanese, fantasy stories, anthologies that I am also published in, and books on what I believe in - Paganism, which is firmly based on nature, which I believe should be more cherished than it is at present. I also seem to collect cookery books almost subconsciously because I have quite a few, most are vegetarian and baking, but due to having "dedicated carnivores" in my family I have a few that have recipes on everything; I've been a vegetarian for 9 years (2002). I am also in to Art which I managed to get an Advanced Higher in before I left school so I still draw whenever I have time. People ask me why I never went to Art school but my answer always was is that geology was my future career; I didn't want to turn a hobbie into work.
I am working on a novel titled (at the moment): Lazuel: Dark Beginnings, based on a non-stereotypical vampire named Lazuel - it does not follow the traditional vampire supersitions. It is a fantasy/horror and I hope during the summer to be able to advance on 4 chapters; I have only written a prologue and 3 chapters. It will not be suitable for young readers due to the gore and descriptive images. Hopefully, it will be successful.
I have a poetry group on facebook: Poetry Corner, the image is a scroll. Everyone is more than welcome to join if they wish.